Rules – Taurus/Libra
Detriment – Scorpio/Aries
Exaltation – Pisces
Fall – Virgo
Represents – social urges, values
Keyword – Affection
The planet Venus‘s position in the zodiac shows how you give of yourself and how you express your feelings for others. It also reveals how you attract the good things of life, both the material and the spiritual. Venus rules art, culture, aesthetics, possessions, partners, beauty, charm, good taste, sentimentality, sweets and sugar, color, harmony, poetry, painting, jewelry, singing, drama, music. It actions are gentle and harmonious. Governs emotional contracts, tenderness, moral character, marriage and unions of all kinds. It is a planet of love not sex. The house where Venus is shows what you really enjoy.
Venus in the Houses
Venus in the 1st House
Venus in the 2nd House
Venus in the 3rd House
Venus in the 4th House
Venus in the 5th House
Venus in the 6th House
Venus in the 7th House
Venus in the 8th House
Venus in the 9th House
Venus in the 10th House
Venus in the 11th House
Venus in the 12th House
If Venus is in the First House in your chart, you have charm, friendliness, physical beauty. You may have some unique artistic talent and a deeply sensual nature. There is a certain aesthetic refinement about this placement that manifests as a love of music, literature, poetry, opera, and a fondness for beautiful surroundings. This placement is generally fortunate unless there are bad aspects, then a tendency toward laziness, vanity, and self-indulgence may be apparent.
Venus in this area of your chart speaks for an openness in life. You feel a desire to enter new friendships giving your sensitivity and friendliness a free run.
If you encourage inner harmony and flexibility, you will find out who you are, although a possible outcome is a feeling of internal conflict due to your need to respond to the expectations of others. You should make an effort to really like yourself. Self-assurance and self-confidence are essential to satisfying relationships. If you respect yourself this will have a positive effect on your surroundings and you will find it easier to accept other people the way they are.
Venus in the first house can be interpreted as contributing to an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Even if you are not considered “conventionally beautiful” others find you charming and attractive.
Hopefully you did not give in to your longing for comfort too much while you were growing up. You may enjoy sitting in your favorite armchair and waiting for things to happen without having to invest any effort. It would be better for you to get up and take an initiative.
If Venus is harmoniously aspected then you received a good education that gave you self-confidence and a positive attitude towards life.
If Venus is in the Second House in your natal chart, this fortunate placement for Venus indicates financial comfort, if not flat-out wealth. You spend extravagantly, but so what; you can afford it. Besides, it brings you pleasure to buy beautiful things. Unless aspects indicate otherwise, you probably benefit financially from marriage and partnerships.
Venus in the house of material values provides you with an inclination to acquire all the material possessions that please you. This enables you to decorate your surroundings according to your personal taste. This does not imply that you feel compelled to follow every trend, quite the opposite: you love the timeless classics and have an eye for quality. You love to be praised for this. Naturally there is some danger of drifting off into a dream world of aesthetics which shields you from confrontation with the ugly reality. A simple way to avoid this is by reading the daily paper.
You are polite and objective enough to feel at home in a diplomatic environment. Your character will probably allow you to get a hold of everything you need or value. If you learn to plan of your finances instead of wasting money indiscriminately you will have no financial problems. You should have a lot of artistic creativity. You are especially talented at forming natural materials with your hands. You may be able to make this into your profession.
If Venus is in the Third House in your chart, your intellectual interests revolve around literature, music, and the arts. You converse easily with people and bring harmony to all social situations in which you are involved. You take great pleasure in visiting your siblings, close relatives, and neighbors.
You are open to the needs of others, especially in conversations your sensibility enables you to find just the right words. Watch out that you do not conform your ideals to the point of restricting your individual expression. You love a good conversation and want to be in line with the person you are talking to, whereby you find an aggressive tone very intimidating.
Most people are very friendly to you, because a pleasant atmosphere moves you. If you have siblings, it would be strange if you were not in close contact to them, unless Venus is challengingly aspected in this house.
You probably experienced school as a joyful time of acquiring abilities. Words and numbers interest you because you have always approached learning playfully and still do. You feel a longing to devote time to deepen your general education and would like to express yourself in an artistic medium. Your talent for dealing with differing situations and social classes could be of help to you.
If Venus is in the Fourth House in your natal chart, you seek harmony in your home and go to great lengths to maintain it. The furnishings and decorations reflect your aesthetic tastes. You gain through inheritance and your parents, with whom you have a good rapport. You also gain through property, houses, and all things that concern the 4th House. Peaceful and comfortable conditions prevail for the last 20 years of your life.
You long for peace and tranquillity in your family. You cannot stand conflicts and always try to work out a solution. To promote this you have created a relaxed home which you enjoy redecorating periodically. Be aware that open conflicts are a part of family life. It is better to confront them than to have undercurrents of concealed aggression, which are not permitted to rise above the harmonious surface.
Venus stands in relation to the images you have made of the central people in your life or your views of everything which you find beautiful. Your mother may have provoked this projection onto herself. Earlier, she may have made you feel competitive or distrustful because you felt that you could never get close to her. If you are male, you may have fallen in love with your mother and made your father your rival.
You are capable of changing this because Venus in the fourth house is an indication that your family has a good financial and emotional standing. Even in your old age, you will not have to worry because you will have the financial means to live the way you want to. You may be one of the fortunate who had an artistic influence in their childhood.
If Venus is in the Fifth House in your chart, this placement is great for happy love affairs, artistic projects, and beautiful children. Your children may have an unusual artistic or musical talent. You gain through romantic partners, offspring, and perhaps through speculation and investments. You love beautiful animals. Excessive pleasure may be your undoing.
You long to express your perceptions and ideas in a creative medium and should go ahead and do it in order to preserve your inner harmony. In unpleasant moments, following your imagination and artistically expressing your emotions especially helps to clear your thoughts. Unless a challenging aspect to other planets prevents it, the expression of your individuality and your radiance should touch those around you.
Love may be the most important thing in life for you. You can take pleasure in romance like no one else, although it may include tragic situations. Sometimes you do not take it as seriously as you should because the fifth house is the house of play.
You also like to go to cultural events such as exhibits or concerts, because you can meet people and like to be seen.
A harmonious aspect to the planet Venus in this house can allow you to have fun with children even if they are not your own. As a parent you will always encourage your children’s talents. Just do not make the mistake of projecting your determination onto your children.
If Venus is in the Sixth House in your chart, your work brings you enormous pleasure. Your relationships with fellow employees and your working conditions in general are harmonious. You are a team player, cooperative and helpful. This placement favors good health, but cautions against excessive indulging in food and drink.
The sixth house stands for our daily responsibilities, health and hygiene, whereas Venus brings joy and harmony. For you this means that you do not shirk your responsibilities, but thoroughly enjoy spring-cleaning. It is possible that you will meet your partner at work. Guard yourself against an excess occupation with details. Stay open for pleasures that have nothing to do with responsibilities. Other people see this positively and notice the joy with which you serve and take on people needing help.
With the planet Venus in the sixth house you enjoy expanding on your skills and perfecting your qualities. It is not enough just to do a job; you also want to meet practical and aesthetic standards.
You have the capacity to live in harmony with your body. If health problems should arise, it will be due to your unhealthy habits and poor diet.
If Venus is in the Seventh House in your chart, a happy marriage and profitable partnerships are indicated. This terrific placement for Venus confers ease in social situations. You act like a magnet in attracting what you need in terms of partnerships and financial benefits.
With the planet Venus in the seventh house you will try to satisfy your need for a harmonious environment by staying in touch with the people you love. You find your ideal of beauty in your closest friends and can completely identify with whomever you are talking to. Sometimes you approach people out of a fear of being alone. You experience deep satisfaction and happiness only by sacrificing yourself for your relationship. This provides you with the approval you need to recognize your talents.
If you love someone you will help her to develop her qualities and become important to her. Simultaneously, you will have higher expectations than anyone has a realistic chance of meeting. You are responsible for your own disappointments. Make more of an effort to avoid putting pressure on your partner and to think before you criticize. No love affair is all sunshine. You are going to have to learn to accept burdens and restrictions as part of a happy relationship.
The seventh house characterizes your social context. With Venus in this position in your chart, you are going to need to surround yourself with style and good taste.
If Venus is in the Eighth House in your chart, you are lucky when it comes to other people’s money, joint finances, inheritance, and everything associated with this house. You gain financially through marriage and partnerships, attracting the right people just when you need them. You are fortunate when it comes to inheritances, contracts, taxes.
You love coordinating human relationships and want to have good experiences with others. If you ever get the chance to enter the business world, do not hesitate to go for it because acquiring material possessions is favored in this Venus position. You may also come to wealth through marriage.
You have a talent for opening people up through provocation. This makes you popular and respected and also makes people want to confide in you. It is not improbable that they will show their appreciation financially.
In erotic matters, you will confuse your partners with your unusual art of seduction. But do not make the mistake of using sex as an instrument of power.
If Venus is in the Ninth House in your chart, this terrific placement for Venus brings you benefits through all 9th house pursuits and interests. Music and art with religious or spiritual themes fascinate you. Your literary interests may attract you to publishing or writing. Travel appeals to you, but not if you are alone. You want to share the adventure with someone. You may meet your significant other overseas.
Venus in the ninth house brings you into confrontation with the meaning of life, less on a theoretical level than as a way of dealing with your experiences. This provides a philosophical background for your openness and joy of life.
You love to travel. If life does not grant you ample opportunity, you should devote more energy to it. You experience rituals of other cultures in full awareness and enjoy the vibrant colors of life represented on the various continents. You may fall in love in a foreign country, where an exciting adventure awaits you. Or you may begin a relationship with a foreigner or someone you met while traveling.
Your professional interests are generally in education. You have no problem guiding your students because you are always emotionally involved. Your view of the world is expressed in all your activities.
If Venus is harmoniously aspected in the ninth house, you will be tactful in dealing with others and have a good sense of judgment.
If Venus is in the Tenth House in your chart, writers, artists, musicians, diplomats, actors, and entertainers of all sorts are indicated here. You are popular and well-liked and your social ease is an asset in whatever you do. Your professional ambitions incline toward the arts and finance.
The tenth house will make it clear exactly how you intend to present yourself. Because you always try to make a good impression and want to keep your favorable position, one will not catch you out on the street in your slippers. You want to be recognized and prefer work that allows for self-expression. The fashion or entertainment industries may offer you possibilities. In any job you will emphasize a peaceful work environment and good relations with your colleagues. It would be best if you could go into business for yourself. You would be in control and could do the work you most enjoy. Of course, this is everybody’s dream. Venus’ aspects in this house will tell you more about your chances of making it.
You should have had a loving relationship with your father and he probably influenced your taste and love of harmony. If you worshipped him as a boy, you may feel inadequate, untalented and clumsy next to him or you may compete with him. As a female, your father may have been the first love of your life.
If Venus is in the Eleventh House in your chart, your friends are very important to you and often share your taste in art, music, and books. Friends help you achieve your dreams and ambitions.
Venus in the eleventh house indicates that you are people oriented. You are able to contribute to any group experience and to profit from it. Challenging aspects to Venus in this house will tell you if problems may arise. A love of cultural events compels you to devote yourself completely to social life. But watch out that you do not overdo it. You may project your views on aesthetic or compassion onto your friendships or groups. You feel good about yourself only when you have found the right group. Maybe you will try to further your career by joining a group that promises to be useful. Groups devoted to improving the world interest you the most.
You can do a lot for your friendships and group activities; you should not be disappointed if your enthusiasm is not matched by others and if your friends do not live up to your expectations.
If Venus is in the Twelfth House in your natal chart, secret love affairs and romantic intrigues are indicated. The end result of these intrigues can cause sorrow. You love mystery and adventure, although you can be sensually excessive in your pursuits of both. You enjoy horses and other large animals.
With Venus in the twelfth house you will often find yourself in solitude, which is just the way you like it. Peace and quiet arouses your creativity and gives you your best ideas. You may prefer to keep your love affairs out of the public eye.
You long for a beauty beyond reach which promises ideal fulfillment. You will look for love and beauty in someone else and then submit completely in the relationship. You expect a lot from your lover and harbor a feeling deep within you that you are missing something if you give your love only to one person. This may express itself in an elevation of your love to a higher level that allows you to share your love with more than just one other person by loving all of creation and sacrificing yourself. Potential lovers can then only be of secondary importance.
On the physical level, Venus tells of the relation to specific institutions. You may work in a gallery, a museum, a hospital, a home for the elderly or a similar institution.